Mayors Implore Legislators not to Undermine Local Pension Cutbacks
The landmark pension declarations in both San Diego and San Jose may have been subject to some backroom threats as the end of the legislative session barreled forward. Based upon letters sent by mayors of both cities, the possibility that the State Legislature could have tried to intervene was very real.
Public CEO, July 9, 2012
State Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg has gone on the record saying that there was no intention to roll back the popularly approved pension changes. However, the details of a pension reform plan presented to Governor Brown before the end of the session last week remains secret. Whether that plan would have impacted San Diego or San Jose’s reforms must be taken at Steinberg’s word.